Medieval Pole Weapons
It is no stretch of the imagination to think that the pole arm might be one of mankinds first weapons. From the earliest of spears to the medieval axes, hammers, and more that developed, man has always used longer hafts and poles to make any weapon more deadly. And you now can do so too with any one of Dark Knight Armourys medieval pole weapons! There are conceivably hundreds of good reasons why any warrior would chose to use a pole weapon, but in reality, all those reasons boil down to one of two points. A warrior either needs a longer reach or needs more power. At Dark Knight Armoury, our medieval pole weapons are broken down into a variety of categories, ranging from hafted weapons that are mounted on shorter poles to longer implements that are quite typical of the traditional medieval pole arm. From a practical standpoint, pole arms were, and still are, a great weapon. Originally, they were easy to make, requiring as much or less steel then a sword, while also serving to greatly enhance the reach of a warrior. Used in tandem, a series of pole weapons could make an army functionally unreachable, as well as making a group of warriors very difficult to beat. Plus, a wall of spears and shields is quite the intimidating sight. Another benefit of pole weapons is that the wider grip and longer length allow for greater angular momentum, which means that your striking power is vastly increased, too. That was the prime benefit behind the various other hafted pole weapons, including the likes of axes, maces, hammers, morning stars, flails, and more. Plus, these weapons offered other benefits, which gave warriors all new reasons to consider a weapon other than the typical sword. Spears and halberds are perhaps the best known pole weapons, having been a favorite weapon of many groups, ranging from as early as the Greeks and the Romans to the Vikings to as late as Crusaders, knights, royal guards, and more. Some of our pole weapons are made from such famous manufacturers as CAS Iberia, Hanwei, Windlass Steelcrafts, and more, to specifications that make them fully functional, ensuring that you could not find a better reenactment pole weapon if you tried. Others are a bit more ornate and decorative, making them the perfect choice for the collector and the enthusiast who wants a weapon to display around the home. It is no secret that the pole arm is one of the prime weapons that really won battles for medieval armies, and now, thanks to Dark Knight Armourys huge selection of medieval pole weapons, you can try one out for yourself and let its long reach and striking power win a few battles for you, too.